Events calendar

Jun
29
Sat
Bumblebee Identification in Caithness @ Keiss Hall, Wick KW1 4UY, UK
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Date Saturday 29th June

Time 10.00am for a 10.30am start. Finish around 3.30pm

Location Keiss Hall, followed by an afternoon field visit to the harbour

This course will teach you how to identify most of the bumblebee species found in Caithness. The morning indoor session will cover bumblebee ecology, lifecycle and conservation, and will be followed by an afternoon field practice session in the flower-rich harbour where you will gain confidence in how to safely catch and identify bumblebees. No previous experience necessary. This is a free event; however, if you are able, a suggested donation of £10 would help us in our conservation work in Scotland.

What will you need: a lunch and suitable shoes for a short walk. If you have a hand lens, net or ID guide then do bring them along, although these will be available to borrow on the day.

Advance booking is required using our online booking form.

Hardwick Bioblitz @ Hardwick Hall, Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QJ
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Be a nature detective and help us discover the wildlife living in Hardwick’s varied habitats! There will be activities for all the family and all levels of expertise including pond dipping, fungi walks and bumblebee safaris. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

For more details, see the National Trust website here.

Jun
30
Sun
Ferry Lane Estate’s ECO-Day @ Armadale Green, London N17 9QD, UK
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jul
6
Sat
Bumblebee Identification on the Far North coast @ Melvich Village Hall, Thurso, KW14 7YL
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Date Saturday 6th July

Time 10.00am for a 10.30am start. Finish around 3.30pm

Location Melvich Hall, with an afternoon field visit to the grassland around the bay

This course will teach you how to identify most of the bumblebee species found along the far north coasts of Caithness and Sutherland. The morning indoor session will cover bumblebee ecology, lifecycle and conservation, and will be followed by an afternoon field practice session in the semi-machair grassland by the beach where you will gain confidence in how to safely catch and identify bumblebees. No previous experience necessary. This is a free event; however, if you are able, a suggested donation of £10 would help us in our conservation work in Scotland.

What will you need: a lunch and suitable shoes for a short walk. If you have a hand lens, net or ID guide then do bring them along, although these will be available to borrow on the day.

Advance booking is required using our online booking form.

Lakeside Community Fun Day @ Lakeside Country Park, Wide Ln, Eastleigh SO50 5PD, UK
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Eastleigh’s beautiful Lakeside Country Park is putting on a day of fun activities to showcase what you can do on and around the lakes!

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust will be running lots of bumblebee related activites including bee ID training and a bee walk around the country park.


You’ll also have the chance to try the following:
Stand up paddle boarding (bring your swimming kit!)
Weight lifting (suitable for ages 8 and up)
Orienteering
Fly fishing
A treasure trail
The Funky Playbus
The Railway

With more to be confirmed!

Entry is free, but some activities may charge a small fee.

Buxton Arts Trail @ Serpentine Community Farm, Buxton
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm

Join Bumblebee Conservation Trust and local artists creating a wall of bumblebee art at Serpentine Community Farm. More details here.

Gala in the Garden @ Barnhill Rock Garden, The Esplanade, Dundee DD5 2EP, UK
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free entertainment and activities for all ages will be on offer this weekend at the city’s very own gala in the garden.  Come and meet the Bumblebee Conservation Trust on our stall.

Refreshments will be available to purchase throughout the day.

Barnhill Rock Garden will play host to the celebration of local groups, societies and entertainment.

Jul
8
Mon
Bees’ Needs Week 2019 @ Carnaby St, Carnaby, London, UK
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm

Bees’ Needs Week is an annual event coordinated by Defra, working alongside charities, businesses, conservation groups and academic institutions to help raise awareness of bees and other pollinators. It is part of the National Pollinator Strategy in England’s wider work for bees and other pollinators.

Bees’ Needs Week 2018 at Carnabee Street, London

From 8-14 July, London’s world-famous shopping destination will be renamed ‘Carnabee Street’ and transformed into a hive of activity in support of the campaign. Come down to enjoy a host of educational and fun games, installations and talks.


Find out more about Bees’ Needs here.

Jul
12
Fri
Bumblebee Identification in NW Sutherland @ Kinlochbervie Hotel, Lairg, IV27 4RP
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Date Friday 12th July

Time 10.00am for a 10.30am start. Finish around 3.30pm

Location Kinlochbervie Hotel, with an afternoon field visit to Oldshoremore

This course will teach you how to identify most of the bumblebee species found in the area. The morning indoor session will cover bumblebee ecology, lifecycle and conservation, and will be followed by an afternoon field practice session in the flower-rich machair of Oldshoremore, where you will gain confidence in how to safely catch and identify bumblebees. No previous experience necessary. This is a free event; however, if you are able, a suggested donation of £10 would help us in our conservation work in Scotland.

What will you need: a lunch and suitable shoes for a short walk. If you have a hand lens, net or ID guide then do bring them along, although these will be available to borrow on the day.

Advance booking is required using our online booking form.

Jul
13
Sat
Intermediate Bumblebee Identification Course @ The Old Winery, Edale S33 7ZA
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED

This intermediate course with Dr Richard Comont will cover the identification of all UK bumblebee species, including an in-depth look at their ecology, lifecycle and conservation. Suitable for people who can identify the ‘Big 7’ most common bumblebees.

What will you need: packed lunch, a drink, suitable outdoor clothing and sunscreen for an afternoon practice session. If you have a hand lens, net and ID guide then bring them along.

Advance booking is required, please use the online booking form https://goo.gl/forms/bvNvW3bhhRKjLPEZ2 to book a place.

Contact rhodri.green@bumblebeeconservation.org or call 07525 115724 for more details

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